A small piece of glass, stone, or similar material, typically rounded and perforated for threading with others as a necklace or rosary or for sewing onto fabric
A necklace made of a string of beads
Something resembling a bead or a string of beads, in particular
A drop of a liquid on a surface
beads of sweat
A long, narrow strip of caulking compound, adhesive or similar material applied to a surface
A small knob forming the front sight of a gun
The reinforced inner edge of a pneumatic tire that grips the rim of the wheel
An ornamental molding resembling a string of beads or of a semicircular cross-section
a small ball with a hole through the middle
form into beads, as of water or sweat, for example
decorate by sewing beads onto; "bead the wedding gown"
drop: a shape that is spherical and small; "he studied the shapes of low-viscosity drops"; "beads of sweat on his forehead"
beading: a beaded molding for edging or decorating furniture
string together like beads
A bead is a small, decorative object that is usually pierced for threading or stringing. Beads range in size from under to over in diameter. A pair of beads made from Nassarius sea snail shells, approximately 100,000 years old, are thought to be the earliest known examples of jewellery. ...
A bead is a woodworking decorative treatment applied to various elements of wooden furniture, boxes and other items.
(Beading) Beadwork is the art or craft of attaching beads to one another or to cloth, usually by the use of a needle and thread or soft, flexible wire. Most beadwork takes the form of jewelry or other personal adornment, but beads are also used in wall hangings and sculpture.
Prayer, later especially with a rosary. [from 9th c.]; Each in a string of small balls making up the rosary or paternoster. [from 14th c.]; A small round object A small round object with a hole to allow it to be threaded on a cord or wire. [from 15th c.] A small drop of water or other liquid. ...
(beading) decoration or ornamental molding resembling a string of beads or of a semicircular cross section
(Beading) Adding beads as embellishments to your quilt. Beads can be added in a specific design or pattern, or can be randomly placed on the quilt.
(Beading) a slender, rounded strip of leather that encircles the top of the boot. The beading is most often made from the same material as the piping that runs down the side of the boot.
(Beading) The tiny dots usually found around the rim of a coin.
(Beading) Raised decorative quarter or half round molding trim sometimes resembling a flat row of planate beads.
(Beading) This architectural term refers to a narrow, half-round molding that spans the edge of the siding.
(Beading) Usually a semi circular moulding that masks a joint, sometimes alongside a quirk
(beading) small convex moulding shape used to decorate and cover edges.
(BEADING) A decorative Neoclassical border, often used on case furniture, which has applied or embossed beads of the same size used in a single row, or alterating with elongated beads, in which case it is known as bead and reel.
(BEADING) A greasy surface repels water and aqueous preparations by reducing them to droplets. This beading will occur if, for example, a copper plate which has not been cleaned properly is covered with Indian ink.
(BEADING) A process whereby a globule forms on an electric wire during a fire or from a short circuit. Laboratory analysis may be able to determine if beading was the result of a fire or occurred prior to fire commencement.
(Beading) A condition where flat joints become visible under critical lighting showing a narrow bead or ridge in the center of the joint.
(Beading) A narrow decorative molding resembling a row of beads 1/16" or smaller in diameter. It is formed by a beading tool, in somewhat the same manner as a pie crimper, applied with pressure against the edge of a rotating piece in a lathe. ...
(Beading) A narrow strip of wood with a half round profile used as an ornamental edging.
(Beading) A style of gemstone setting where the prongs are formed over the edge of the stone by pressing metal (usually with a graver) into a "bead."